Arno Breker’s Wounded Man : capturing the essence of totalitarianism
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One of the prizes for the 2020 Undergraduate Research Project Contest was awarded for this paper by Devon Terry."The era of the Third Reich is most often associated with images of war and the struggle within concentration camps. However, another factor in the development of the totalitarian regime of the Third Reich is the German art that was created and released during this time. Art created by German artists underwent intense changes both before and during World War II. Arno Breker was a German artist who created a multitude of sculptures under Hitler's commission starting before and during the events of World War II. His sculptures often depicted the perfect German man and carried many implications about what German culture should contain. Arno Breker's Wounded Man, completed in 1943, shows the impacts of German culture during the Third Reich through its totalitarian implications and ideals. These ideals are shown through the inspection of Breker's life and artistic transformations, the totalitarian concepts seen in Wounded Man, and the role that Wounded Man had within the ideology of Nazism."--Page 1.